Mr Thamsanqa Simon China Dodovu

National Council of Provinces
Chairperson of Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation and Human Settlements
Party: African National Congress on the provincial list for the province of North West


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Member of the following committees

Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation and Human Settlements
Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings
Select Committee on Security and Justice
Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure
Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour
Joint Committee on Ethics and Members Interests

Parliament Membership History

2004 - 2006 Member of Parliament

Political Leadership Background

North West Provincial Deputy Chairperson ANC 2011-2015

Dr Kenneth Kaunda Regional Chairperson 2004-2009 

ANC Youth League Western Transvaal Regional Secretary 1992- 1994

ANC Youth League North West Provincial Secretary 1994-1995

Jouberton Youth Congress Executive Member 1986-1989


Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in Urban Housing Management (University of Lund, Sweden, 1999 – 2000)

Master in Public Administration (University of Stellenbosch, 1997 - 1999)

Bachelor degree Honours in Public Administration (University of Stellenbosch)

National Higher Diploma in Public Administration University of South Africa 1993

National Diploma Public Administration Technikon Northern Transvaal (TNT) 1988-1991



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Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

I subscribed to the values and principles of justice, fairness and transparency. I want to make an immense contribution to realising equality, job creation and poverty alleviation.

I cherish a moment where my movement, the ANC restores its traditions and culture of democratic centralism, unity and discipline.

The ANC is the parliament of the people and therefore its underpinning philosophy of consultation, engagement and collectivism must be embraced.

The dignity and decorum of Parliament, which represents the general wellbeing of the people, be restored and advanced.